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I'm trying to summarize success stories mentioned in this thread.
From @TC610
It never hurts to ask - retention is a big YMMV.  If you don't like the offer given to you when you call for retention, ask for a better one.  Scan through the thread (use the search bar - reading through 130+ pages of posts can be time consuming) to see what others have been offered. Please post what you've got if its better then whats in the WIKI

Citi:
AA
Retention: $95 Statement credit after 5 transactions (no minimum...) in the next 3 months
09/17/2014 $95 refunded no need to make any transactions + 1000 Bonus Points per month for 16 months if made purchases of $1000+
05/12/16 AA Executive: $50 credit every month spend $1500 or 15K Miles for $5K in 5 Months
08/14/17 AA Exec $250 credit for spending $3,000/m * 3m OR 15K Miles for $5K in 3m.

Chase: - Call 800-945-2006.
  IB/IP
     Retention: 10k UR after 5k spend
    IC
     Retention: $50 SC
  UA (Club)
     Retention: $150 account credit
     Retention: 10k Miles for spending $2000 in 3 months.
  UA (Presidential)
     Retention: $100 account credit
  BA
     Retention: 9k Avios for spending $1500 in 3 months
  Freedom (5x catagories)
     Retention: 2,500 UR

Barclay's:
M&M
Retention: Waived by SMing

Arrival
Retention: 5K miles, for keeping the card open randomly.
AF waived, HUCA

US air:
AF waived

American Express

Seems to be clearly spend related while also no rhyme or reason to who gets offers

  Business gold:5k-15k/$100 statement credit no spend required.
  Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
  SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
  SPG business: 10k no spend.
  Personal Platinum - 20,000 MR for $3,000 spend in 3 months. (Actually gave me 5,000MR immediately, then 15,000 when I spend the $3k)/up to 50k/$150 SC for 1k spend.
  Personal Platinum (another data point [zow]) - 30,000 MR for $4,000 spend in 3 months.
  Business Platinum: 10k no spend/20k for 10k spend/30k no spend +50k for 40k spend

Retention contact numbers:
Citi: 800-444-2568
Chase: 800-945-2006
Amex: 800-452-3945
Barclays: 18664084064 (credit dept)
US Bank:

Click on link to get backdoor numbers for most banks:
http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Backdoor-Numbers/td-p/408066
« Last edited by zow on May 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6860 on: January 23, 2020, 10:34:02 AM »
50K MR Amex PP x2, $0 spend required
What was your card annual spend?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6861 on: January 23, 2020, 11:11:10 AM »
What was your card annual spend?
Going to guess it was on the higher end. Have multiple friends who were offered 50k or refund of AF for PP or BP, but all had put a lot of spend on their cards. On my first BP, I only put 30-40k this year, and got no offer. My second BP, I put a couple 100k, and will report back when AF comes due.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6862 on: January 23, 2020, 11:47:35 AM »
Less than $50K on each, but prior years had seen a multiple of that.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6863 on: January 30, 2020, 09:13:00 PM »
Schwab PP $500 credit. no spending required

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6864 on: February 03, 2020, 02:25:29 PM »
amex gold offered $150 after 3k spend
asked for points was offered 20k after 3k spend
took points

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6865 on: February 03, 2020, 03:53:13 PM »
Was able to downgrade 2 Arrival Plus to the regular Arrival

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6866 on: February 03, 2020, 08:42:18 PM »
Was able to downgrade 2 Arrival Plus to the regular Arrival
I believe this is always possible through a supervisor.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6868 on: February 05, 2020, 10:23:06 AM »
Schwab PP $500 credit. no spending required
How much spend is on the card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6869 on: February 05, 2020, 10:33:12 AM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6870 on: February 05, 2020, 08:13:36 PM »
Delta platinum, $225 credit after $4K spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6871 on: February 05, 2020, 08:15:12 PM »
How much spend is on the card?
$10K in airline fares  :-*

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6872 on: February 07, 2020, 05:00:34 PM »
Is it normal that my Amex Biz Plat is again $450 this year? It's the 2nd year, posted on 2/2.
They didn't have a retention offer apparently because I have a lower AF.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6873 on: February 10, 2020, 05:01:32 PM »
Amex pp 30k or $300 for 4K spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6874 on: February 11, 2020, 02:37:15 PM »
Is it normal that my Amex Biz Plat is again $450 this year? It's the 2nd year, posted on 2/2.
They didn't have a retention offer apparently because I have a lower AF.
How long do you have the card for?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6875 on: February 11, 2020, 04:38:07 PM »
How long do you have the card for?
As I wrote, my 2nd year.
On the phone they told me that I'm grandfathered.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6876 on: February 14, 2020, 04:56:04 PM »
Amex blue cash preferred
Offered $100 after 3k spend
Downgraded card to NAF version

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6877 on: February 16, 2020, 05:48:47 PM »
Biz Ink: $50 Statement Credit
Personal Freedom (no annual fee): 2500 points   

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6878 on: February 16, 2020, 05:55:21 PM »
Biz Ink: $50 Statement Credit
Personal Freedom (no annual fee): 2500 points
wow   heavy spend?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6879 on: February 16, 2020, 06:16:23 PM »
Biz Ink: $50 Statement Credit
Personal Freedom (no annual fee): 2500 points
Unreal..